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New Combination Drug Controls Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Mice

Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH)...
14-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Surgical Biopsy Proves Safe for Selected Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal...
26-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Tailored Intervention Has Low Impact on Colorectal Cancer Screening


Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but too few people get tested. In an effort to increase these numbers,researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere investigated whether an individualized interactive multimedia computer program (IMCP) would spur...
12-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Dual Role: Key Cell Division Proteins Also Power Up Mitochondria


An international team led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the cyclin B1/Cdk1 protein complex, which plays a key role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to power that process. This is the first time the complex has...
16-Apr-2014 4:30 PM EDT

UC Davis Personalizing Outreach to Address Asian Cancer Health Disparities

In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer patient.
11-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Time, Trust and Transparency Keys to Minority Biospecimen Collection

Biospecimen collection among diverse populations lags far behind that of whites. In work aimed at boosting these collection rates, researchers at UC Davis and collaborators at three other institutions found that Asian, African and Hispanic Americans...
26-Mar-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Stem Cell Findings May Offer Answers for Some Bladder Defects and Disease


For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient’s defective or diseased bladder.
26-Mar-2014 1:05 PM EDT

Potential Lung Cancer Vaccine Shows Renewed Promise


Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted the immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The study also found...
20-Mar-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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